Tag: plumage

In the colorful avian world, hummingbirds have the widest breadth of colorful plumage

Richard Prum, a Yale ornithologist, has spent years studying the molecules and nanostructures that give many bird species their vibrant plumage, but nothing prepared him for what he discovered in hummingbirds.Prum and colleagues report in the journal Communications Biology on June 23 that the...